#1
i was thinking about buying a cheap 100-120 dollar squire strat to customize and maybe try and make my own frankinstrat.


basically i just want it for its body and then i will replace all the electronics.


is this a good idea? or should i get a nicer guitar for the body?
#2
Go for it! Get an Affinity, though, b/c they are the only Squiers that I know of that have bodies made of real wood. Mine's 2-piece alder/agathis (and also the best-sounding budget guitar I've ever played, and the song "After the Fact" on my profile is proof).
#3
well if you just want a body you can try warmoth.com, but the squire would be fine, you can mess up on it and it wont really matter.
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#4
people always diss on squires but i think they have great potential for customizing.
#6
Just make sure you get a squire with a decent quality body, plywood won't do at all.
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#8
Is your heart set on a Squier? The strat copies on rondomusic.net get some pretty good reviews and they are even less expensive than most Squiers.
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#9
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Is your heart set on a Squier? The strat copies on rondomusic.net get some pretty good reviews and they are even less expensive than most Squiers.


Listen to this guy!
Also check out your pawn shops, I picked up a copy for $50.
#10
any suggegstions on Pups?

I'm thinkin of going with a H/H/S layout. and putting a normal sized humbucker in the bridge, a Humbucker that is made to fit in a single coil slot in the middle(i.e. Seymour Duncan Hot rails, Cool Rails, Etc.), and then a vintige single coil in the neck.

Does anyone suggest a different layout? or choice of Pups?